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Mississippi moves closer to launching sports gaming

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Casinos and regulators are one step closer to launching sports gambling in Mississippi. But, as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, officials say there's still work to be done.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, July 24th

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On today's show: Some Mississippi airports are getting safety upgrades for passengers and residents of Mississippi Communities. Find out more. Then, we'll hear the latest in special education law for Mississippi students. And, meet Miss Mississippi 2018 Asya Branch.

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Local Airports share $6.3 million in FAA Grants

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Mississippi's local airports are receiving more than $6.3 million dollars in federal grants to make infrastructure and safety improvements. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Some Mississippians are learning how to advocate for children with special needs

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Children with special education needs can have a hard time getting the services they require. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on a group of advocates working to teach parents and legal professionals.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, July 23rd

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On today's show: Will more Mississippi women run for office? We'll hear from two organizations helping some get ready. Then we'll learn more about tech tools for pets on Everyday Tech. Plus, find out why a group of farmers say their crops were sabotaged.

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Efforts Underway to Encourage More Women to Seek Public Office

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Mississippi ranks 46 in the nation for women in public office. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports efforts are underway to prepare more women to pursue elected positions and political appointments.

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Farmers were sold "fake" soybean seeds, a lawsuit alleges

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Some African American farmers in Mississippi are filing a lawsuit alleging a company purposefully sold them defective seeds

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, July 20th

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On today's show: Attorney General Jim Hood is conducting investigating a proposed road project that would extend from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves neighborhood to a shopping area. Learn more. Then, state officials are cracking down on scam charities that will tell you they're helping veterans. And, meet a man whose passion for music has benefited musicians and audiences in central Mississippi.

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AG Notifies Legislators, Agencies, Preserve Road Project Documents

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Mississippi's Attorney General says he wants to preserve records involving a $2 million dollar road project that has come into question, for an independent investigation.

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Officials warn Mississippians about veterans charity scams

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State officials in Mississippi are joining a new effort to crack down on so-called charities claiming to use donations to help veterans.

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